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One Person’s Story


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: May 23, 2005
Location of Killing: Zahedan, Sistan Va Baluchestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Rape

About this Case

The news of the execution of an unknown person was published in the web edition of the Kayhan newspaper on May 24, 2005.

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of this defendant’s arrest and detention are unknown. The date of the defendant’s arrest is not known.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


“The Student Network” is quoted in the Kayhan newspaper stating, “this individual who was a taxi driver was charged with seduction and rape of several girls and women in Zahedan.”

The validity of the criminal charges brought against this defendant cannot be ascertained in the absence of the basic guarantees of a fair trial. International human rights organizations have drawn attention to reports indicating that the Islamic Republic’s authorities have brought trumped-up charges against their political opponents and executed them for drug trafficking, sexual, and other criminal offences. Each year, Iranian authorities sentence to death hundreds of alleged common criminals, following judicial processes that fail to meet international standards. The exact number of people convicted based on trumped-up charges is unknown.

Evidence of guilt

The report of this execution contains no evidence provided against the defendant.


No information is available on the defendant's defense.


No details are available about the execution sentence. According to Kayhan, he was executed publicly in Zahedan Station on May 23, 2005.

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